Have you ever been shopping and fallen in love with a dress on the rack, only to try it on in the fitting room and find out that, while stylish, it didn’t quite flatter you the way you’d expected? Well, same, but the frustration should end now. The first step to finding a dream dress that looks as dreamy on you as you imagined it is to shop specifically for your body type. First things first: If you don’t know how to categorize the shape of your body, check out our easy three-question test to narrow in on one of the shapes. Don’t worry if you can’t decide on one shape exactly. Every body is different, and these guides are meant to help you shop for more general dress shapes. Feel free to pick and choose if you identify with more than one shape. Then, once you’ve honed in on your silhouette, scroll down to shop the best dresses for your body type.
This story has been updated by Anna LaPlaca.